INDIANAPOLIS — The NIT Board of Managers has introduced adjustments for the 2024 Nationwide Invitation Match that affect how groups qualify for the NIT.
For the 2024 NIT, convention common season champions that don’t win their convention event or should not in any other case chosen to the NCAA Division I Males’s Basketball Championship is not going to obtain an computerized bid to the NIT. As an alternative, the NIT will assure two groups (primarily based on the NET rankings) from every of six conferences (Atlantic Coast, Massive East, Massive Ten, Massive 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern). The highest two groups within the NET rankings not qualifying for the NCAA males’s basketball event from every convention, no matter won-loss document, shall be chosen. Moreover, the 12 groups routinely chosen shall be assured the chance to host a sport within the first spherical of the NIT.
As soon as the 12 computerized qualifying faculties have been chosen, the NIT Committee will choose the 20 finest groups out there to finish the event’s 32-team area. Primarily based on the NIT Committee’s analysis, the most effective 4 groups of the 20 at-large groups chosen will full the 16 first spherical hosts, with deference given to the “first 4 groups out” of the Division I Males’s Basketball Championship, as decided by the NCAA Division I Males’s Basketball. Further groups from the six conferences with AQs are eligible to be chosen as at-large groups and will be chosen as hosts.
“The postseason school basketball panorama is turning into extra aggressive for groups that don’t qualify for March Insanity,” mentioned Dan Gavitt, NIT Board Chair and NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball. “The change to the choice course of for the 2024 NIT is a crucial effort to evolve